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Belvoir (Reception)

Welcome to Belvoir Class

We have recently embarked on new times of learning during the period of the Coronavirus and I have to say that I have been so very impressed with the children's response to distance learning. Over the Easter break I have been preparing learning 'at home resources' for Term 5, which can then be adapted for school use should we return sooner. All activities will be uploaded to 'Class DoJo and Tapestry' and this will include a home learning pack with activities for each area of the Early Years curriculum areas and suggested multisensory activities for each area.   You can choose to do them when you want - all I ask is that you complete tasks set daily and upload the highlighted activities.  I will be keeping all parents and carers of Belvoir Class children up to date with additions, general information and other exciting ideas via Class Dojo so do try and check in there on a daily basis too.  I'm looking forward to seeing all that you are able to get up to and hope you all stay positive and healthy during what some may find a difficult time.  I also look forward to seeing you all in person again very soon - but in the meantime, look out for my video posts (so you don't forget what I look like).  

If you have any problems at all, please get in touch or via Class DoJo.

What does Belvoir Class usually look like?

Here your child will start on a learning journey filled with exciting and appealing experiences in an inspiring indoor and outdoor environment.   

Children in Belvoir class typically learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. The children continue to follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum.   

PE days in Belvoir class are Tuesdays and Thursdays, please put your child’s name in all uniform, it easily gets lost! Please also make sure your child has suitable trainers (with velcro fastenings) and tracksuit for outdoor PE sessions.

Your child will already have learnt a great deal by the time he/she enters or school.  Most children attend Nursery or Playgroup or for others school will be his/her first experience as part of a group.  We endeavour to make this transition as smooth as possible.

The aims of the Belvoir Class Team are to:

  •  Provide a well supported and resourced learning environment.

  •  Meet the emotional, spiritual and educational needs of each child.

  •  Help children learn and provide opportunities for all children to succeed.

  •  Provide an atmosphere of care and of feeling valued.

  •  Encourage each child to become independent.

Young children learn best through play. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, think about problems and relate to others.  Through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities, we will provide your child with a range of purposeful play activities which ensure their learning is challenged and developed. 

Reception children continue to follow the EYFS curriculum they began in Nursery which is made up of 3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas of learning and development. All areas are important and inter-connected and centre on the individual needs of each child. Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and Language - Listening and attention, Understanding and Speaking. 

  • Physical Development - Moving and Handling and Health and Self Care. 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development - Making Relationships, Self Confidence and Self Awareness and Managing feelings and Behaviour.

The prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy - Reading and Writing 

  • Mathematics – Numbers and Shape, Space and Measure 

  • Understanding the World - People and Communities, The World and Technology 

  • Expressive Arts and Design - Exploring and using media and materials and Being imaginative.                                                                                                                     

Things that you can do at home to help your child are to:

  • Reinforce the sounds covered each day in class by completing the sound book sent home - practise the sound of the letter and the correct formation of the letter as shown in the book.

  • Look over key words with your child (also in the sound book) and encourage the recognition of these words in any order.

  • Practise name writing. Please make sure your child uses lower case letters except for their initial letter.

  • Share reading books, discussing plots, characters and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text.

  • Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have etc?

  • Encourage your child to dress themselves for school and take their uniform off at the end of the day to promote independence.


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Ryhall CE Academy

Church Street

Ryhall Stamford